Bad vibe blues

Timlynn Babitsky | Health Problems,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,Noise Pollution | Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

By Timlynn Babitsky
The claim by wind power resistors that “infrasound” is a health problem for people living anywhere near modern wind turbines is not supported by facts. There is general agreement among acousticians that infrasound from wind turbines is not a problem. There is a turbine noise issue to which we do need to pay attention, but inaudible noise making your body parts vibrate is just not it. (more…)

SWIFT and Small Wind

by Timlynn Babitsky
The small wind turbine market is expected to grow by 18-20% through the next two years. When new tax incentives ($1,000 – $4,000 per system) go into effect in January ‘09, that growth will only accelerate. Between tax incentives, rising energy costs and increased environmental consciousness, residential and commercial scale wind turbine demand is already exploding. But until now, small wind systems have disappointed many. (more…)

Wind power satellite dish?

Timlynn Babitsky | Issues: Strategies & Tactics,Noise Pollution,Turbines are Ugly! | Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Observing the energy produced in just one day from a small wind turbine attached to his house this UK entrepreneur says there is no difference between a house-attached turbine and a satellite dish And many of his neighbors agree. (more…)

A sound by any other name…

Timlynn Babitsky | Noise Pollution | Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
“Noise” is definitely in the ear of the listener.  What constitutes “noise” has pretty much shifted with every generation’s music. Ask any parent — what may be soothing rhythms to one can be headache producing racket to another. So, when it comes to the Noise Issue and wind turbines, there is no objective way to measure how upsetting a sound may be to one person and not another.  (more…)